Combining effective grouping strategies with other research-based practices, this resource for the differentiated classroom demonstrates how teachers can raise achievement and critical thinking by showing students how to practice three key skills: attentive listening, accepting others' ideas, and disagreeing with ideas rather than people.
Student Teams That Get Results shows teachers how to prepare students for deeper and more successful thinking on assessments using an innovative collection of best-practice teaching tools that help learners:
- Scaffold critical layers of meaning
- Generalize and infer
- Integrate content
- Identify patterns
- Increase adaptive and analytic reasoning
This book offers more than 100 reproducible lesson planners, assessment tools, checklists, graphic organizers, and more. Each teaching tool—used as presented or customized to meet learners' unique needs—includes a reproducible template, examples of the teaching tool in action across grade levels and content areas, and a brief how-to-use-it description.
This site contains graphics and templates to support your work with to improve student achievement for a variety of learners. Please use these in your classrooms to promote both great student collaboration and improve critical thinking skills. Refer to Student Teams That Get Results book directions on how to use these tools. The open-ended and often choice based nature of the tools provides many models of differentiation opportunities. Create your own content specific tools using these templates and the directions in the book as a guide. We have designed these tools to facilitate your instruction and help you create options for powerful learning in your classroom.